Forestry Licence to Cut

Last updated on November 3, 2021

A forestry licence to cut is a non-replaceable, small forest tenure that allows harvesting in a specific area over a short period of time. This form of licence is intended for a small area or volume to manage a specific need or purpose, such as the salvage of blow down or control the spread of insect and/or disease. 

A forestry licence to cut is not intended to provide an ongoing supply of timber nor is to be used like a timber sale licence to provide an ongoing stream of competitive harvesting opportunities.

A forestry licence to cut can grant harvesting rights for a number of purposes that cannot be addressed by larger licences or the timber sale licence program. A forestry licence to cut cannot be issued within an area based tenure.

Licence to Cut Applications

Natural Resource Districts have the responsibility to accept applications for issuance of a forestry licence to cut. If you require a forestry licence to cut, please contact your local Natural Resource District. Natural Resource Districts will need to look at various factors to determine if the application will be accepted and a forestry licence to cut can be issued. If the timber is dead, damaged or at risk from insects or disease, please visit our small scale salvage section.


Contact Information

Contact us if you have questions about the forest licence to cut tenure.